“Run fast,” says Track and Field Coach Jonathon Schwab. He and Wayne Cole both coach this growing team that is in the process of training to “run with perseverance the race marked out for us, Hebrews 12:1.” The team practices here at Calvary ever weekday except for Wednesdays, when they are able to use the track at Westminster Academy’s West Field.
Last year’s victories at the state competition have inspired the team to improve. The remaining three students that placed, Caroline Pauls, Dominique Kelly, and Emily Groeneveld are continuing to progress in endurance, speed, and agility to surpass the bar that was set in last year’s competition. “My goal is to gain endurance this year and beat my personal record of 57 seconds in the 400 meter,” says Dominique Kelly. Both of Kelly’s parents were runners and after some encouragement from a friend on the team, Dominique decided to become one herself. This is Kelly’s third year running track.
The team’s first meet takes place today, Thursday, February 26, when athletes from all over Broward and Dade County will come together to participate in the Belen Relays.